Introduction to Thurmont, Maryland
Thurmont, which was established in 1751, was originally named Mechanicstown, until the state legislature changed it to Thurmont on January 18, 1894. The town, which was founded by Jacob Weller, is located in Frederick Country, which was created in 1748. The county was formed out of Prince George's and Baltimore Counties.
Thurmont and Nearby Attractions
- Mountain Gate Plaza Shopping Center
- Cunningham Falls State Park
- Catoctin Mountain Park
- Gambrill State Park
- Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
- Catoctin Furnace
Things To Do In Thurmont
Thurmont provides various recreational opportunities. One can visit the Cunningham Falls State Park, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, and the Catoctin Mountain Park. The Catoctin Furnace is also worth visiting. The Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine are less than half an hour's drive away. Thurmont also celebrates the Catoctin Colorfest every year in October.
Washington Dulles International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Thurmont Higher Education
Frederick Community College, Western Maryland College, and Gettysburg College are only a few miles away.